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Ardara News 2nd March 2021

John Cassidy Acknowledgement: As we enter Spring and many people are making an effort to collect litter in their area, one person who all year round collects the litter on our streets and roads every day is John Cassidy. Lockdown or not, John has never left his position. Too often people are critical of litter…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 23rd February 2021

Keeping the Parish Clean and Tidy Just before the grass grows and the vegetation covers the rubbish, now is a good time to pick the litter. If every household picked up the litter within a half mile of your home, it would be a great opportunity to clean up our beautiful parish. From next Monday…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 16th February 2021

Positive Approach Congratulations to the boys and girls from the local National Schools who presented wonderful artwork to the town displaying their positive attitude to the future. This is a wonderful initiative by the pupils and teachers of our parish, and will lead the way into a new future. Their work is on display in…   ~~~~~~~~  

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Ardara Health Centre Vaccinations Covid 19 Vaccinations for those aged 70 years to 84 years (inclusive) We are now asking the above group of people who are patients at the Ardara Health Centre to register for the Covid 19 Vaccine at the following link: https://ardaraprimarycarecentre.ie/70covid.html Vaccinations for those aged 85 years and older If you…   ~~~~~~~~  

Film Crew Call for Trainees

We are shooting a feature film in and around Teelin, Co. Donegal, in April and May 2021. We are looking for trainees with some experience in film and television production, as well as new entrants into the industry, who live within a 45 Km radius of the Production Office in Killybegs (or normally reside there…   ~~~~~~~~  

Poor Farmers Auction Online Tonight at 6.30pm

The annual Poor Farmers Association (P.F.A.) Charity Auction takes place online at: www.lslauctions.com/OnlineAuction-POORF tonight Tuesday the 29th December 2020 at 6.30pm. Register to view or bid: Auction Lots   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 15th December 2020

Owenea FM Owenea FM the Ardara based community radio station serving the town, Glenties, Portnoo and the wider area, returns to the airwaves on Saturday, December 19th, after a break of three weeks. A new 100-day licence from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland allows it to transmit each Saturday and Sunday for the next year.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Santa Comes to Ardara

Santa Never Fails! Even though he didn’t make the annual Lights Switch-On, Santa will be passing through the town this Saturday between 5 and 6pm. He will visit Drumaghy Park, then the town and Ard Connell. An event for the young boys and girls not to miss! Dúchas Annual The annual Christmas book Dúchas will…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News December 8th 2020

Big Switch On The Ardara Christmas Lights were switched on Sunday 6th December by Senator Eileen Flynn. She thanked the community for asking her to do the honour and also for their welcome to her to Ardara. She wished all a good Christmas and a new year and wished all who were sick with Covid,…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 1st December 2020

Outdoor Christmas Market Ardara has an outdoor market starting this Saturday 5th at 12 noon and again on Sunday 6th from 12 noon. Claire and her team could not have an indoor market this Christmas. There will be lots of pop-up stalls appearing in discrete locations around the town with loads of the usual Christmas…   ~~~~~~~~  

Updates 27th November 2020

Owenea FM Congratulations to Owenea FM, our local radio, on securing their new license. They go back broadcasting on Saturday December 19th. During this lockdown the local radio made a huge contribution to our lives and we thank all involved for their efforts. Their listenership has increased hugely in recent times and we hope that…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 17th November 2020

Christmas Lights Ardara will be lit up for Christmas! Preparations are taking place for the erection of the Christmas Lights on the streets of Ardara. Shane Mulreany and his team are organizing new lights and fittings for the task in hand. Michael Barrett is organizing the Christmas Tree on the Diamond and the Crib team…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 3rd November 2020

Covid-19 The community of Ardara continues to observe level 5 restrictions in a very real way. We hope all the effort will help to erase this terrible scourge from our community. Life has obviously been very affected in Ardara with no activity except a little building construction and farm work. Work is progressing on the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 20th October 2020

Covid-19 Ardara, like other communities, is experiencing difficulties with Covid 19. The community are doing a wonderful job in trying to contain the virus and hopefully we will all have the joy of a family Christmas with friends and family. Well done to the teachers, pupils and parents who have done a wonderful job keeping…   ~~~~~~~~  

Discovering the beauty on our own doorstep

A Donegal Man Puts Himself in the Eye of the Tourist A Special Feature by Matt Britton Having spent many years in the tourism industry I often wondered were we ignoring a very important market which was just staring us in the face? We focused very much on international markets over which we had very…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 6th October 2020

Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend Cancelled Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October 2020, has been cancelled. Donegal GAP Heritage and History Group plan to upload some virtual material relating to past events and projects on their social media platforms soon. Keep…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 29th September 2020

Sadness at Closure of Local Barber Shop The business community of Ardara are sad to hear that popular barber, Fiona Boyle, will be closing her Barber Shop in Ardara on October 8th. Fiona was a popular member of the business community and will be sadly missed in her Barber Shop opposite Kelly’s Pharmacy. With Fiona…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 22nd September 2020

River Bank Walk ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ are organising a River Bank Walk on Sunday 27th September at 12pm along the beautiful Owenea and returning through a forest clearing past the hidden Lough McHugh, along a much forgotten railway line and back to the bridge. €20 pp and children free accompanied by an adult…   ~~~~~~~~  

Slowey but Surely

Today sees the fantastic 4 take off from Maynooth in Co Kildare, cycling all the way back to Ardara, in aid of Cancer care West and the Kevin Bell Repatriation fund. Usually at the end of the summer there is a fundraising BBQ held in the Corner House with great food, music and atmosphere, but…   ~~~~~~~~  

Ardara News 7th Sept 2020

Slowey but Surely Charity Cycle Each year since the death of Margaret Slowey her husband Gerard and the family have organised a barbecue in her honour to raise money for cancer and a local charity. That began in 2009 when Margaret died. Sadly, Gerard passed away in December, 2016 and since then the children Aine,…   ~~~~~~~~